Love these two nicely complemented red themed posts. Mr Bastian is a good looking chap and he looks snug as a bug in his puffy coat. This must be a difficult season to dress for in NY if the Sartorialist’s midwinter/early spring sun/snow posts are anything to go by.
i thought we had seen the end of light, pre-faded jeans. the jacket is reminiscent of the vintage hipster look of years past, but the cut is interesting. for me, it’s a bit too shoulder heavy, kind of like football pads. perhaps it was being worn in the spirit of the american game. the sweater underneath seems to be another throw-back to the vintage hipster look. without the jacket i think this outfit might be a bit painful. i think he pulls it off as a whole though.
i have no idea who mr. bastian is. apparently he’s a designer or something? all i see is an f’ing hot guy working a very normal but brilliant outfit. i love it. he looks approachable-y handsome. nothing he’s wearing screams designer (whether it is or isn’t i don’t really care). i much prefer this version of american male than the dandy or the stud. thanks for a great morning pick-me-up sart!
I think the jacket is very Thriller-esque, but considering that fashion is a 30-year cycle, he is right on time :) I do love slim, straight jeans on any worthy man, age not important as long as there’s no muffin top or beer belly.
Butch said… Nice–but, truth to tell, I don’t think I’d give the ensemble a second look on the street….
This does, however, bring up the issue of Jeans and the Older Guy. At a certain point, I think (and earlier rather than later) one must give up tightness and low rised-ness, I’d say.
In that regard, Mr. Bastian is pushing it a bit, in my opinion….
I just got back from France, where I saw men in their seventies wearing jeans that were cut like these. All looked perfectly great. All men in Europe wear jeans, and they’re not cut like our grandfather’s jeans either. If your slim, you can pull it off. If you’re a fat hoser, you’re better off wearing khakis. Maybe Butch needs to get out more.
I don’t get this one Sart. He’s a really great-looking guy and the snow flurries add a dramtic flair, but… This looks like something you just throw on to run down to Gristedes for milk. And we’re missing some critical info in this ensemble (i.e. the shoes).
the only special about this guy and his outfit is, in my opinion, that he appears on your website. he could be anybody from everywhere, worldwide (ok, cold climate!) Maybe you know the (german?) fairy-tale “the emperorÂ´s new clothes” – itÂ´s quite similar with some of your stylish people in your blog….
Nice but not blog-worthy. Regarding age appropriateness: the jeans fit perfectly and are not too tight, but the coat is much too young for him. If you’re balding you have to be really careful with youngish clothes, even if you’re still youngish! (I say that as as member of the same club)
As usual, MB looks amazing. Effortless, yet always chic. I have to say that I completely disagree with jeans and the older man comment…excuse me…he looks great. Why would he stop wearing something that he obviously rocks?
Absolutely Sart, this is normal done perfectly. Yes it’s not Pitti, but the fit of the jeans is exactly as it should be (come on butch) and that jacket is nice and snug. I want to look like this on a sort of everday basis (except that sweater, way too much knitting for my taste).
WOW- that’s a fairly yummy looking middle aged guy! The jacket makes the look- again… WOW. I disagree with the post about older men/tight jeans and a need for a sporty looking bod to pull off this look… I like the ordinary guy looking spiffy like that. He looks hot and the contrasting colors red/blue with the falling snow and his expression… love it! I’d hang him on my wall:)
OK Sart; we take direction well; help a bit with the “fit” especially the “above the belt” approach. I am in Park City, Utah and we do the ski thing fairly well; you’d freeze on a downhill run in this “fit”
I like the entire look but think that the coat is a little too short. I don’t like how the sweater is sticking out at the bottom. And that comment about his jeans being too tight, I disagree completely. They fit him perfectly. Wouldn’t change a thing except for the length of the puffy.